Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Castellammare Del Golfo

A charming coastal town in Sicily, Italy, known for its medieval fortress, harbor, and Zingaro Nature Reserve.

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Sailing in Castellammare del Golfo

The gorgeous island of Sicily is more than Palermo and Catania and stories of the godfather, discover the magnificent nature, impressive historical sites and the beautiful town of Castellammare. Charter a yacht in Castellammare del Golfo to embark on an adventure to discover the main island of Sicily or the surrounding Isole Eolie, small volcanic islands that are just as beautiful.

Things to do and see when sailing in Castellammare del Golfo

No one is going to tell you to stop relaxing on a wonderful beach in Castellammare del Golfo or its surrounding areas, but be aware that you might feel like missing out when you only find out about these fun activities and stunning places when you return home from your sailing adventure.

Activities in Castellammare del Golfo

  • The Temple of Segesta is an incredibly well-preserved Greek temple that you can explore in the northwestern part of the island of Sicily
  • Visit Tonnara di Scopello, a Medieval tuna fishery that is located right next to one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see in your life. The impressive rock formations in front of the Sicilian coast will make you dream when taking a swim in the crystal clear water
  • Réserve naturelle du Zingaro is a nature reserve park that includes beaches filled with white sand and surrounded by turquoise waters. Swimming and hiking here are truly magical experiences
  • Stroll around the historic streets of Castellammare del Golfo, which is named after the impressive fortress overlooking the sea
  • Charter a yacht in Castellammare del Golfo to explore Sicily from a different angle and take in the breathtaking views of the island from the water
  • If you get the chance and want to spice up your sailing adventure, you should go snorkelling in Sicily - Cala Bianca is one of the best beaches near Castellammare del Golfo to do so

Beaches in Castellammare del Golfo

  • Cala Bianca: This fantastic beach is not just popular amongst tourist who seek to get a bit of a tan, it is also a great spot for anyone who loves snorkelling and wants to discover the hidden underwater world
  • Spiaggia Guidaloca is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to feel like swimming in paradise. Framed by impressive cliffs, lush green plants and turquoise waters, everything is going to feel magical - especially when sun sets and gives the whole place a completely different vibe
  • Cala Mazzo di Sciacca is more than just a beach. Random rocks in the crystal clear water make this place look quite unique and while you probably won’t get to enjoy the beach all by yourself, the surrounding landscapes make it well worth a visit

Restaurants in Castellammare del Golfo

Casual dining in Castellammare del Golfo:

  • Sapori Di Sicilia: This is the perfect spot to grab some cheap, but very tasty street and comfort food
  • Rollò offers all kinds of delicious pastries - sweet and savoury
  • Do you have room for dessert? Head to Gelateria Vernaci for a delicious gelato

Restaurants with a view in Castellammare del Golfo:

  • La Tavernetta doesn’t just offer one of the most stunning views over the Mediterranean sea and the mountainous landscape, but also delicious seafood dishes and pasta combined with the best the sea has to offer
  • Ristorante Torre Bennistra: Looking out to the interesting rocks in front of the Sicilian coast while savouring a fantastic fish cooked to perfection

Fine dining in Castellammare del Golfo:

  • Ristorante Del Golfo is one of the most exquisite restaurants you can find in Castellammare del Golfo. The elegantly presented dishes, the fine fish and delicate wines make for a wonderful fine dining experience
  • Silos Ristorante Pizzeria Wine Bar: Enjoy your wonderful pizza with a view and an exquisite wine

Bars and Clubs in Castellammare del Golfo

  • Malandrino Cucina&Bar: Comfort food and cocktails in a beautiful location. That’s all we have to say about this lovely bar

Explore historical Castellammare del Golfo

The impressive fortress called Castello Arabo Normanno is not the only historical site you can discover in Castellammare del Golfo. The town was founded in the 6th century BC and has been used as a commercial port ever since. Although its importance declined throughout the centuries, it was still intact until the 20th century. Walk around the picturesque streets of the old historic centre and get a feel for the paths that locals still walk to this day.

Sailing conditions in Castellammare del Golfo

Located on the island of Sicily, Castellammare del Golfo is blessed with hot and dry summers. July and August are the most popular months for tourists to visit Castellammare del Golfo. Northwesterly winds dominate this part of Sicily during the summer - although the winds are often not more than a breeze reaching only up to five knots. The spring and early summer can experience much stronger winds, often making it quite a terrifying place. The winters can be rough as the winds can pick up and the northeasterly winds dominating the weather can feel quite daunting.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Castellammare del Golfo?

How much it will cost you to rent a boat in Castellammare del Golfo is dependent on the season, the type and size of the boat, as well as the amount of bedrooms available. It certainly doesn’t come as a surprise that prices increase during high season, meaning the summer months July and August in particular. If you want to avoid the tourist masses and save a bit of money, you can book a boat for the best price off-season. Keep an eye out for the best deals with Borrow A Boat!

If you want to feel the wind on your skin and the freedom in your heart you can rent a sailboat in Italy for just 58 EUR per person per day on average. On average it will cost you only 50 EUR per person per day to charter a gulet in Italy. Renting a RIB in Italy will cost you an average of 40 EUR per person per day. With an average price of 70 EUR per person per day it might be slightly more expensive to rent a speedboat in Italy, but you get to enjoy a super fun adventure. Renting a catamaran or a motorboat in Italy means that you’re choosing the most expensive options. On average it will cost you 150 EUR per person per day to charter a motorboat in Italy. It will cost you an average of 140 EUR to rent a catamaran in Italy per person per day.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Castellammare del Golfo?

It all depends on the type of boat holiday you would like to experience in Castellammare del Golfo. If you just want to relax and sunbathe on deck or the beach, you would rent a different type of boat than the one you would choose if you were on a mission to see all the interesting historical sites by the coast you can find or the one you would go for if you want to have a fantastic sailing adventure while forgetting the world around you.

Rent a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo

Pros of renting a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo

One of the advantages of renting a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo is the fact that they don’t require you to carry a boat licence in order to drive them. This makes them the perfect choice for any novice sailors or absolute beginners.

Most speedboats are not equipped with a cabin or only set out to be used for a couple of days, but not for longer periods of time. This makes them the perfect choice for anyone looking at a day boat rental in Castellammare del Golfo.

Cons of renting a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo

One of the downsides of chartering a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo is that speedboats require the use of a lot of fuel. This can make your boat holiday more expensive than you had originally anticipated.

Charter a speedboat in Castellammare del Golfo

Rent a sailboat in Castellammare del Golfo

Pros of renting a sailboat in Castellammare del Golfo

One of the advantages of renting a sailboat in Castellammare del Golfo is the fact that they are fueled by the wind, often making them one of the cheapest options when it comes to choosing a boat for your sailing vacation in this part of Sicily. While the winds aren’t too strong in the summer months, they do pick up in early summer and early autumn. The summer months are particularly perfect for novice sailors to practice their skills.

Feel the wind on your skin. Get a grasp of what freedom away from your everyday life feels like. Head out into the sea and see the world from a different perspective. Admire the impressive volcanic origins of Sicily from a distance. This is what makes a sailboat charter in Castellammare del Golfo one of the best experiences in the world.

One of the nicest sailboats you can rent in the area is Sailboat Dufour 56 Exclusive which offers space for up to nine people and even comes with air conditioning. Charter this sailboat with or without a captain, depending on your personal preferences and sailing skills.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Castellammare del Golfo

One of the downsides of renting a sailboat in Castellammare del Golfo is the fact that sailboats only run on wind. Yes, some modern sailboats might be equipped with a little engine, but that’s barely usable for longer distances. Especially during the summer months where the wind is not that strong anyway, you might find yourself stranded in the middle of the sea until the wind picks up again and you can continue your journey.

Another disadvantage of renting a sailboat is that they have a keel rather than a shallow draft. This doesn’t make them the ideal boats to discover the Sicilian coast with all its hidden bays and beaches. In fact, it could be dangerous to sail too close to the shore as you might hit something underneath the water.

Sailboat rental in Castellammare del Golfo

Rent a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo

Pros of renting a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo

One of the advantages of renting a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo is the fact that they are generally faster than other types of boat. They are almost as fast as speedboats, but offer the comforts of a proper boat you can rent for a week or more without feeling claustrophobic or like missing out on anything.

Another advantage of chartering a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo is the fact that they have a shallow draft rather than a keel. This means that you can sail closer to the shore and discover all the stunning bays and beaches of Sicily everyone raves about. You will be thrilled to see these little spots of paradise from up close.

A fantastic motorboat to rent close to Castellammare del Golfo in San Vito lo Capo is Motorboat Piantoni Fantasy 45 which can host up to 16 guests and comes with a professional captain who is going to navigate you safely through the Sicilian waters while you enjoy your boat holiday. Other amenities on board include a sundeck and a refrigerator. Snorkelling and fishing equipment, as well as wifi are waiting for you on board to guarantee a fun boat vacation in Castellammare del Golfo.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo

If you want to charter a motorboat in Castellammare del Golfo you always need to keep in mind that motorboats are solely fueled by fuel. This means that you don’t have a sail to fall back on and that you always need to ensure leaving the marinas with a full tank. If you want to explore a widespread area in Sicily, you need to keep in mind that the bill in addition to your bareboat charter might be more expensive than you had originally anticipated. Just something to keep in mind on your sailing adventure!

Motorboat rental in Castellammare del Golfo

Charter a luxury yacht in Castellammare del Golfo

Want to experience an exclusive boat holiday in the Northern part of Sicily? Charter a luxury yacht in Castellammare del Golfo for a wonderful sailing holiday with all the comforts and amenities you could dream of. While there are no luxury yachts available directly in Castellammare del Golfo, there is a wonderful luxury catamaran you can rent in Capo d'Orlando, not too far away from Castellammare - it is Catamaran Lagoon 620 which even comes with a professional crew taking care of your every need.

What kind of boat license do you need when renting a boat in Castellammare del Golfo?

Anyone who wants to rent a boat in Italy needs to be in possession of a valid boat licence. However, if you are only renting a speedboat or RIB you don’t need to carry a valid boat licence. As these types of boats are much smaller and easier to navigate than other types of boats, renting one of them comes with different rules and regulations.

Good news for all EU-citizens, their boat licences are automatically recognized in Italy. Citizens of countries outside of the EU are not as lucky. Their boat licences might not be valid in Italy. If you want to be on the safe side, we would recommend you to carry the International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

If you don’t have a valid boat licence or simply don’t want to drive the boat rental in Castellammare del Golfo yourself, you can always hire a skipper or captain in addition to your bareboat charter.

Sailing routes in Castellammare del Golfo

Located in a stunning bay, Castellammare del Golfo is a fantastic place to discover by itself. Soak up the sun on one of its many beaches, discover the historical streets or take in the view from the Belvedere Castellammare del Golfo. You can literally see the whole city from here surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters. Once you’ve seen what Castellammare del Golfo has to offer head out to go on your boat holiday and stop at Grotte della Vucciria, a beautiful grotto in Northern Sicily. Your next stop is Cala Bianca where you have to go for a quick swim before heading to Scopello, a place that is probably most known for their tuna fishery and the stunning views you get to take in from here. From here you should sail to the Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Ingresso Sud. It’s a wonderful nature park where you can either swim, snorkel or hike. Whatever activity you choose, it is connected to the land and the water. Experience nature in its purest form. From here head to Torre dell'Uzzo. The white sandy beach is surrounded by magnificent cliffs and turquoise waters. When reaching the North entrance to the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, you should definitely stop again to appreciate the natural beauty of this place. Further north you can find Lago di Venere, an impressive place with unique rock formations in the water. Tonnara del Secco is a historical site located right next to the water and is worth a visit even if you are not into history. It gives you a stunning panoramic view of the sea and the Sicilian mountains. Torre dell'Usciere is another historical site that is worth stopping by. The Torre del Santuario in San Vito Lo Capo is a historical site in the middle of this little town that you are surely going to pass by when wandering through the streets of this quaint little seaside town. Make sure that you visit the lighthouse, Faro di Capo San Vito, before heading back to Castellammare del Golfo to end your boat holiday in this beautiful part of the island of Sicily.